The Best Episodes of Expedition Unknown
Last Updated: Mar 24, 2019
Expedition Unknown chronicles the adventures of Josh Gates as he investigates iconic mysteries across the globe. Gates begins by interviewing key eyewitnesses and uncovering recent developments in the story, then springboards into a fully immersive exploration. This authentic, roughshod adventure leads Gates closer to the truth behind these unanswered global enigmas, such as the disappearance of Amelia Earhart’s plane. Josh Gates is an adventurer and avid explorer with a unique brand of humor and passion for off-the-map excursions.
#1 - Further Off the Rails
Season 3 - Episode 28
Hours of footage are filmed for every episode of Expedition Unknown and some truly wild and zany moments end up on the cutting room floor. Now, Josh Gates compiles the best unseen footage, expanded scenes and never-before-televised moments from his season two adventures into one off-the-rails special.
#2 - Global Game Show: Sunken Mysteries
Season 4 - Episode 11
From submerged treasures to lost civilizations, Josh Gates quizzes his contestants on sunken mysteries from all over the world.
#3 - Global Game Show: Secrets of War
Season 4 - Episode 12
Josh Gates goes on a globe-trotting quest to test people's knowledge on the Nazis and their secrets for a chance to win a huge cash prize.
#4 - Mysteries of the Vikings
Season 4 - Episode 13
Josh Gates sets out on a globe-trotting investigation to find out how the Vikings became so powerful. He also explores the possibility that these fearsome warriors sailed to the United States over 500 years before any other European.
#5 - Beyond the Limit
Season 4 - Episode 14
Josh Gates shares hilarious bonus moments from his Season 4 adventures.
#6 - Global Game Show: Curses!
Season 4 - Episode 15
Josh Gates seeks out contestants to test their knowledge of unlucky adventurers who fell victims to brutal curses. The contestants could win big cash or tempt fate and go home with nothing at all in this round of Global Game Show.
#8 - Great Women of Ancient Egypt
Season 4 - Episode 7
Josh Gates strives to uncover the buried secrets of three of the most powerful and elusive women in ancient Egypt -- Hatshepsut, Nefertiti and Cleopatra; a facial reconstruction project is commissioned to reveal the face of King Tut's mother.
#9 - Pyramid of Legends aka Legend of the Snake King (1)
Season 5 - Episode 1
Archaeologist Dr. Richard Hansen joins Josh and his team to venture deep into the Guatemalan rainforest to find the hidden tombs of the mysterious Snake Kings in the ancient Mayan city of El Mirador.
#10 - Lost City of El Mirador aka Legend of the Snake King (2)
Season 5 - Episode 2
Josh concludes his investigation into the mysterious Maya city of El Mirador, from the possible burial of the elusive Snake Kings to uncovering the secrets behind the fall of one of history's greatest ancient cities.
#13 - Lost Spanish Fortune Found!
Season 3 - Episode 17
Josh Gates travels the coast of Florida and to the newly opened country of Cuba in search of sunken treasure from a fleet of Spanish ships sunk in 1715. The hunt takes him deep into the Atlantic and into the previously sealed National Archives of Cuba.
#14 - Raw & Unfiltered
Season 2 - Episode 6
Josh answers questions from viewers, reveals new developments in intriguing unfinished investigations, and pulls back the curtain to reveal what really happens behind the scenes in this special episode of Expedition Unknown.
#15 - Viking Secrets
Season 4 - Episode 1
From Denmark and Iceland to the United States and Canada, Josh Gates treads into Viking territory in an effort to unlock answers to their most enduring secrets, including how they attained and sustained their power and how far they really traveled.
#16 - The Secret
Season 4 - Episode 4
Josh travels all over the US to find the treasures featured in The Secret, a cryptic book published in the 1980s. He meets with members of the book's cult following, who each think they're on the verge of finding one of the 10 remaining treasures.
#17 - Vikings In America
Season 4 - Episode 2
Josh traces the Vikings' westward expansion from the volcanic landscape of Iceland to a mysterious settlement in Greenland; he aims to find out if the Vikings landed in the United States more than 500 years before any other Europeans.
#18 - India's Atlantis
Season 3 - Episode 16
Josh Gates travels to India in search of Dwarka, a mythical kingdom swallowed by the ocean. To find find evidence that the golden city is real, Josh dives into the Arabian Sea and visits a dig site that could rewrite history.
#19 - Lost Gold of Jean Lafitte
Season 5 - Episode 4
Josh ventures to the American south to uncover the mystery of real-life buccaneer Jean Laffite and the location of his hidden treasure.
#20 - Greatest Treasure Hunts
Season 3 - Episode 33
Every episode of Expedition Unknown is a quest for discovery, an opportunity for extraordinary adventures and maybe, just maybe, a chance to find a fortune. In this one-hour special, Josh Gates counts down his 10 greatest treasure hunts and shares expanded scenes from his wildest expeditions.
#21 - More Extreme Adventures
Season 3 - Episode 32
Josh Gates counts down his top ten most exhilarating investigations, including interviews with crew members and behind-the-scenes moments from the most thrilling, most frightening and most fun exploits during season three of Expedition Unknown.
#22 - Global Game Show: Greek Odyssey
Season 3 - Episode 31
Josh Gates plays his hilarious traveling trivia game in Greece. This special episode features behind the scenes extras, expanded scenes and highlights from his investigation into the lost civilization of the Minoans.
#23 - Global Game Show: Without Borders
Season 3 - Episode 30
Josh takes a turn as a game show host in "Global Game Show: Without Borders." He quizzes fellow travelers as he explores the globe and shares behind-the-scenes extras from some of his most recent adventures.
#24 - Nazi Gold Train
Season 2 - Episode 27
Josh heads to Austria to investigate one of the biggest secrets of the Third Reich.